Aston Villa plans to use youth team players to play the FA Cup tie with Liverpool for the first time on Friday after a Covid outbreak that forced Villa to play the FA Cup tie against Liverpool – team and staff in isolation

Villa won’t know if the game can take place until Friday as they have to wait for the results of the covid tests the youth players had to take on Thursday with nobody in the first-team bladder – including players, coaches and medical staff – Can take part in the game, all of which have been isolated after a “large number” of positive tests among the club’s senior staff on Monday and another series of confirmed cases on Thursday Villa has closed its Bodymoor Heath training ground

“A large number of players and first-team staff returned positive tests after routine testing on Monday and immediately went into isolation,” Villa said in a statement. “A second round of testing was conducted immediately and had more positive results today”

If the youth players test negative and the game can take place on Friday, Villa will be led by U23 manager Mark Delaney. Coincidentally, Liverpool had a squad of youth team players in the Carabao Cup in December 2019 due to the participation of the senior team in the Club World Cup against Villa Villa won the match 5-0

Villa’s location casts doubt on its ability to take on the upcoming Premier League games against Tottenham (Jan. January) and Everton (16 January) The team has not trained since Tuesday when the results of Monday’s tests became known

Dean Smith failed to attend a scheduled online press conference on Thursday to get a preview of the Liverpool game

Southampton could get a walkover against Shrewsbury Town due to a high number of cases at the Shropshire club which means the Saturday tie will not take place

Two West Brom players tested positive on Sunday but their manager Sam Allardyce said: “We are comfortable at the moment and we look forward to playing in the FA Cup in Blackpool”Sean Dyche reported on” a couple of cases “at Burnley who are at MK Dons

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/jan/07/aston-villa-covid-outbreak-leaves-liverpool-fa-cup-tie-in-doubt